Quotes: parents

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  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
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    A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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    A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!
  • Al Goldstein
    Al Goldstein
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    A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites that floated to fame thought their parents, relatives and contacts.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminate by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
  • All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain; and deception put an end to these usual artifices.
  • Albert J. Nock
    Albert J. Nock
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    As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
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    Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
  • Jacques Delille
    Jacques Delille
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    Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
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    Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
  • Ogden Nash
    Ogden Nash
    American poet 1902-1971
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    Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely if ever do they forgive them.

    Source: A Woman of No Importance (1893)

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
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